When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall

The auditorium of Hamburg’s newly opened concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie, looks amazing.

The auditorium is a product of parametric design, a process by which designers use algorithms to develop an object’s form. In the case of the Elbphilharmonie, Herzog and De Meuron used algorithms to generate a unique shape for each of the 10,000 gypsum fiber acoustic panels that line the auditorium’s walls like the interlocking pieces of a giant, undulating puzzle.

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